Mewsbrook Park is just a minutes walk from the beach in the seaside town of Littlehampton, West Sussex. It covers approximately four hectares and boasts a number of attractions including a boating lake, a miniature railway, a café, original art deco shelters and a recently renovated children's play area, not to mention extensive border planting. The Park was first opened to the public in 1939. Many trees of those early years and even before continue to survive today through careful tree management. Large shrub borders, a long herbaceous border and Bee and Butterfly Garden provide colour and interest throughout the year. The boating lake is a haven for wildfowl, and a number have made the island in the lake their home, which is carefully managed to ensure it provides a safe nesting habitat.
Adjacent to the main park is Ruby Gardens, an informal woodland created in 1992 to celebrate the Ruby Jubilee of HM Queen Elizabeth II, where activities such as hedge laying and coppicing have taken place with the assistance of local volunteer groups. It is managed with the interests of conservation in mind and in recent years has been surveyed by a professional Botanist who recorded an impressive 109 plant species in this area.
There is an active Community group (Friends of Mewsbrook Park) who assist us with the vision for the Park. They Organise an annual event for the park and get involved in other activities such as bulb planting, litter picking and fundraising.
In 2019 the park took on a significant transformation when the new Littlehampton Wave was built.